California Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five – Needs Assessment Early Learning and Care Provider Survey

Are you a leader in a child care center or family child care home? If so, you may be receiving an online survey to help inform the statewide needs assessment as a part of California’s Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five (PDG). We want to hear from you!

As you may know, in December 2018 California received a federal Preschool Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. One of the key activities required for the PDG is to develop a comprehensive statewide needs assessment, which is being led by the American Institutes for Research (AIR). The AIR is working with the CDE to collect information from providers in different settings, including: center, family child care home and family/friend/neighbor settings. In the next few days, you may receive a phone or email invitation from the AIR asking you to participate in this survey which includes questions on operating hours, children enrolled, vacancies, funding sources, facilities, and other relevant information. Please know that this information will be carefully protected, as is governed under AIR’s Institutional Review Board and data governance procedures, as well as the federal data privacy requirements under the PDG federal grant.

It is critical to understand your perspective and experiences, so we encourage you to participate! We hope you will take a few minutes to complete this critical but confidential survey. Thank you for providing this information so that the PDG Needs Assessment can be successful and informative for California’s early learning and care system.

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact the PDG Team by email at CAPDG.

The project described was supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five Initiative (PDG), Grant Number 90TP0015-01-01 from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Child Care, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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